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Rage Against the X factor

PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:56 pm
by AndyPandy
I'm happy because the UK Christmas No. 1 single is the best one for years..... hehehe :mrgreen: :wink:

Re: Rage Against the X factor

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:19 pm
by wonky_eggs
AndyPandy wrote:I'm happy because the UK Christmas No. 1 single is the best one for years..... hehehe :mrgreen: :wink:


I'm not a fan of the song, but better that than most of the X-Factor drivel that have dominated the Christmas No.1 spot for so long. I would have preferred the Rolf Harris song though - much more fun! :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:42 am
by AndyPandy
Hehe well its not exactly a Christmassy song but yeah, the whole idea was to stop the dominance of the Christmas chart by 'X-factor drivel' as you so accurately put it!

Next year, the floral dance? :D

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:28 pm
by nessieq
It still annoys me that all the profits for both songs went straight to Simon Cowell. I know that it was the idea of beating the X factor that mattered, but I'd have been much happier if it didn't mean doubling sony's profits instead of a smaller struggling company!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:19 pm
by Grania
Hasn't he got enough money already :? Come the revolution we'll have something decent there for Christmas :lol:

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:27 pm
by Angoid
Someone told me that some of the money from the Rage Against The Machine song went to charity .... I certainly hope so. Don't know whether that's true or not.

Can't say that it's my kind of music in the slightest, but I guess it was good to break what was fast becoming a tradition.

Now, where did those tickets to go and see Jedward get to :P :shock: :P (no, only joking)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:05 pm
by nessieq
Angoid wrote:
Now, where did those tickets to go and see Jedward get to :P :shock: :P (no, only joking)



My eyes were seriously like this :shock: for a moment there...

Hope you're right about charity - one of the very few instances where I hope to be wrong!! :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:38 pm
by AndyPandy
Its true, the facebook group set up to accomplish it raised £70,000 for shelter, a UK charity for the homeless. Also Zack de la Rocha from Rage said that a 'large proportion' of the royalties from the song would be going to the same charity.

I've got to admit i'm guilty of buying it, I do quite like the song especially for 'sticking it to the man' whilst driving down the motorway. :P

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:04 pm
by wonky_eggs
AndyPandy wrote:Its true, the facebook group set up to accomplish it raised £70,000 for shelter, a UK charity for the homeless. Also Zack de la Rocha from Rage said that a 'large proportion' of the royalties from the song would be going to the same charity.


That is excellent news.

AndyPandy wrote:I've got to admit i'm guilty of buying it, I do quite like the song especially for 'sticking it to the man' whilst driving down the motorway. :P


:lol: Brill - it's things like this that make me realise this forum needs a Facebook-style 'like' button!